Does Assurance Add Value to IT?

Date:
Tuesday 26 April 2016

Time:
6.00pm

Venue:
RM 326, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0RD | Map
(This is about 5 minutes’ walk from the Southampton Central Station)

Cost:
Free of Charge for both BCS Members and Non-Members

Joint meeting with BCS Hampshire Branch, and BCS IRMA (Information Risk Management and Assurance) Specialist Group

Event Details:

Although the value of quality assurance in IT processes is generally recognised, the reality is often more lip-service than fact and is usually only considered in the development and change management process. Little attention is given to the wider IT governance areas of ‘is IT doing the right things, in the right way whilst providing value for money’?

Assurance is often seen as a distraction rather than a tool to add value. Indeed, how can you quantify the value of assurance to the business? In the wider assurance arena we also need to consider the role of the IT auditor and the position of international standards in providing for IT systems that are fit for purpose. This session will evaluate the effectiveness of the various assurance processes to the areas of confidentiality, integrity, availability and compliance.

Speaker Profile:

Dr Mitchell is managing director of LHS Business Control, a consultancy which he founded in 1988 to specialise in corporate governance and risk management. He is an international authority on corporate governance, the control of computer systems, the investigation of computer crime and the impact of regulatory and compliance issues on the delivery of IT services. John has been an expert witness in a number of high profile UK criminal cases and he has featured in a major British computing publication as The IT Detective.

He is a member of BCS Council, a member of the its Audit and Risk Committee and Chair of its Information Risk Management and Assurance specialist group. His doctorate in risk analysis techniques was awarded by City University, London, England. His MBA in financial control was awarded, with distinction, by Middlesex University, England.

Continuing Professional Development
This event counts for two hours towards your (CPD) more information available on CPD www.bcs.org/cpd.

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